Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Selfless service


Swamiji tells us two more aspects which need to be kept in mind to take up the seva meaningfully. He says : "You may feel, then; but instead of spending your energies in frothy talk, have you found any way out, any practical solution, some help instead of condemnation, some sweet words to soothe their miseries, to bring them out of this living death?

Yet that is not all. Have you got the will to surmount mountain - high obstructions? If the whole world stands against you sword in hand, would you still dare to do what you think is right? If your wives and children are against you, if all your money goes, your name dies, your wealth vanishes, would you still stick to it? Would you still pursue it and go on steadily towards your own goal? …Have you got that steadfastness? If you have these three things, each one of you will work miracles. You need not write in the newspapers, you need not go about lecturing; your very face will shine." (CWSV, vol. III, pp. 225-27.)
Selfless service of the society is the highest spiritual practice. Each one of us should give our committed time, energy and money in the interest
of the society and in the service of the deprived and suffering masses. India has to be awakened to the great spiritual significance of "Serve man-Serve God".